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Dolce & Gabbana (Domenico Dolce 1958–; Stefano Gabbana 1962–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Italian fashion designers. The clothes by this Italian duo could be described as Rock Star meets Sicilian Widow (as Dolce is Sicilian). Unmistakably Italian, made for curvaceous Loren-like figures, their work has touches of high baroque...

Costume Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Costume design is the design of the clothing for a character in a theater, film, or television performance. The costume design plays an important role in establishing an understanding of a character for an audience in relationships...

Scenography

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Scenography can be referred to as the interrelationship of set design, architecture, audience, costume design, and dramaturgy in the construction of meaning in theater and performance. The term has been used since antiquity to refer...

Gaultier, Jean-Paul (1952–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...French haute couture and prêt-à-porter fashion designer, born in the Paris suburb of Arcueil, Gaultier was not formally trained in design. At the age of eighteen, while still at school, he began to work at the house of Pierre Cardin. He...

Yamamoto, Yohji 山本 耀司 (1943–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...A Japanese fashion designer, Yamamoto graduated from Keio University with a degree in law in 1966 and then studied at Bunka Fashion College, winning two annual awards, the Soen prize and the Takashi Endo prize. After living in Paris...

Poiret, Paul (1879–1944)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Paul Poiret was a French fashion designer, born in Paris. Poiret trained under the prominent French couturier Jacques Doucet, joining the House of Worth as a designer in 1901. His early designs resembled the high-waisted Empire silhouette...

Messel, Oliver (1904–78)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...British set and costume designer born in London, Messel was known for his innovative work before and after the Second World War in both theater and film. Trained at the Slade School of Art, London, he initially worked as a portrait painter,...

Delaunay, Sonia (1885–1979)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Delaunay was an artist and textile designer, born Sarah Ilinitchna Stern in the Ukraine to Jewish parents. Her drawing skills were recognized at an early age, and Delaunay eventually studied at the Académie de la Palette in Paris, where she...

Ballets Russes (1909–29)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...The Ballets Russes was a company established in 1909 by Sergei Diaghilev known for its cutting-edge design and performance praxis. It had two short seasons in 1909 and 1910 before becoming a touring company in Paris. It established a home...

Fashion Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Fashion Design is a broad topic that encompasses technology and the strategic management of globalized chains of production, different market levels, segments, and branding, as well as a particular set of creative processes, tools...